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    Looking for a starter R/C boat

    Ever since I was a kid and saw a guy on the dock with a gas radio controlled boat I've wanted one. I'm between full size boat builds now and would like to possibly get into this. Now for the question:
    Can someone steer me towards a shop in FL or a website that sells entry level R/C gas powered cat hulls. Not lookin to re mortgage the house or any thing, just somethin to play with on the lakes and rivers.
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    Contact Tom Foley! He's in FL, knows them very well and even races them.
    I have this one I would let go cheap!
    It is around 3 1/2'. Built it long ago and been sitting for long while.
    Shipping will probably not work, maybe Frank Mole can bring it down in one of his trips.
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    Haha, I just pictured in my head Frank firing up his tow rig to deliver a 3.5ft boat....
    I'll send Tom a PM. Thank you for your offer but I have a cat hull style boat stuck in my head.
    1977 Hydrostream Vector 2.5 Promax

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    Villain II? Those were popular monohulls when I saw one running years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi View Post
    Haha, I just pictured in my head Frank firing up his tow rig to deliver a 3.5ft boat....
    I'll send Tom a PM. Thank you for your offer but I have a cat hull style boat stuck in my head.
    Me too...imagine Frank towing a 35 foot trailer, with a 3.5 boat tied down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi View Post
    Haha, I just pictured in my head Frank firing up his tow rig to deliver a 3.5ft boat....
    I'll send Tom a PM. Thank you for your offer but I have a cat hull style boat stuck in my head.
    Hey he has a nice dual axle trailer with strong straps!.....
    I’m sure if someone really wanted it to play with cheap we can get it there....

    Tom is your guy for sure....
    Also Silverfox on here lives in FL is a friend that is very knowledgeable and races them.
    Either one can surely help you.

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    This is a good link to follow . Rosendo Medina is a friend that has been in it forever and can help you find one . Cat is a good choice . The Aeromarine Conquest is a good one and Insane etc .https://www.facebook.com/groups/1672...28815/?fref=nf Also jims RC Boat Dock is a great site always a lot for sale . In FL two of the biggest Gas oriented clubs are not to far with the Broward model boat club , Orlando Culvert Dodgers , and the Space Coast Rudder busters in Melbourne . Miami also has a club .
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    There are some guys that run at a lake on six mile cypress pkwy in S Ft Myers sometimes. Have stopped and watched. Some fairly fast outriggers etc. And some other stuff too.

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    Offshore racer Michael Stancombe has a custom RC company: promarinerc.com that has some crazy replica boats...Skaters, etc..
    EVERY MAN HAS TWO LIVES...THE SECOND ONE BEGINS WHEN HE REALIZES THAT HE HAS JUST ONE

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    Thanks guys, I sure have a few to choose from now! I tried the Google thing at first and all I got was crap, I followed your suggestions and found what I was after.
    1977 Hydrostream Vector 2.5 Promax

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    Dumas Hotshot with .21 OS. The set up was built and never started, have fuel tank but haven't installed it yet. The only paint is the black windshield, all other lettering and trim is easily removable.

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    And so it starts, only smaller, but?............
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Speed View Post
    Dumas Hotshot with .21 OS. The set up was built and never started, have fuel tank but haven't installed it yet. The only paint is the black windshield, all other lettering and trim is easily removable.

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    Wanna sell just the motor and lower ??
    And Yes - they are just RC Boats - but they haul Azz

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Speed View Post
    Dumas Hotshot with .21 OS. The set up was built and never started, have fuel tank but haven't installed it yet. The only paint is the black windshield, all other lettering and trim is easily removable.

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    What would a rig like this go for? Haven't seen anything like it while I'm looking around
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    When I purchased the motor from Tower Hobbies it was about $350. On eBay they are now selling for $550. The boat is made of ABS as I didn't want to deal with the wood version and I purchased that for about $125. It has 2 servos that are about $20 each. So without the radio the out of pocket cost was about $500. There are a few You Tube videos of similar Hot Shots with the .21 if you want to see one in action.

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